Transitioning Picky Eaters and Older Dogs to a Raw Diet ?

Updated on June 2, 2021
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Any tips to transition picky eaters and older dogs to a raw food diet?

Patience …

Picky eaters or older dogs may turn their noses up at the smell and texture of their new food. Don’t worry, as this is a common occurrence (particularly with smaller dogs) and is usually easy to address by following these steps:

  • Eliminate treats during the transition
  • Fast your dog the night before starting the transition
  • Serve the meal in an appealing manner in a new place or “safe” area of your kitchen away from foot traffic.
  • Add flavour “bribes” such as cheese or an egg yolk
  • Last resort, gently cook the raw meals to release the flavours and aromas of the food by lightly baking the meal in a toaster oven or poaching it quickly on the stove.

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